Merry Christmas



Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year to all readers of

There will be no postings in the website for the next 10 days as I shall be away from my computer.

Thank you all for visiting the website and there will be plenty of new, exciting developments on the site in 2010 so keep dropping me!!


B’s English Genealogy Page




Here is a useful website with a variety of helpful items. I especially like the history time line set out on the front page and the Latin Primer.

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Genealogical Maturity Model


All genealogists regardless of years of experience should go and assess themselves on the Ancestry Insider’s Genealogical Maturity Model. He has developed a way of easily assess one’s abilities, strengths and weaknesses and of showing where we need to be heading.

Great fun and also worthwhile! In particular the chocolate cake looks rather yummy, perhaps that’s what you get if you become to be a Stellar Genealogist 🙂

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A Dictionary of English & Welsh Surnames




Wonder where your ancestors names came from?


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Searching Ancestry Webinair

The people at the Learning Centre have sent out this message….

The search team is excited about our free online webinar about searching on October 14th at 8:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time. In this webinar, we will show you the best strategies for searching’s thousands of databases. Improving your search strategies will help you to find more information about your ancestors.
It can take time to learn all the details of a search engine and keep up with new features. We’ll explain how to find more records and adapt your search strategies as you look beyond census records. We will start with a helpful overview and then provide step-by-step instructions for using several of the search engine’s features. This webinar is designed for beginning to intermediate members of To attend the webinar, please register

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